I'm a garden expert… a 60p ingredient will banish moss from your garden with almost no effort

ALTHOUGH it can be a beautiful addition to your green space when planted intentionally, once it starts taking over, moss can easily become a burden.

But whilst moss won't kill other plants or spread disease, there are many avid gardeners who are keen to get rid of this plant, as it might ruin the overall aesthetic of their green space.

If you're amongst them, there is a simple solution to tackle this problem, and not only it is effective but also inexpensive.

According to CrabGrassLawn.com, the simple hack involves using a ingredient which is already most likely sitting in your kitchen cupboard.

''The easiest and most efficient way of getting rid of moss is with plain old baking soda,'' the experts told The Express.

Also known as bicarbonate of soda, this ingredient has a wide array of uses around the home, as well as in your garden.

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"Since it’s completely natural, it won’t hurt the environment or your garden plants, soil, or water,'' the professionals explained, adding it's best suited for smaller patches of moss.

The reason this baking ingredient works so well as a weed-killer is due to its alkaline properties.

The high pH level of the powder helps to increase the pH of the soil to such levels that are inhospitable to moss.

But before beginning the process, the gurus strongly recommended checking the pH level of your soil.

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A pH value of 6.5 to 7.5 makes soil neutral – anything over 7.5 is considered alkaline and acidic when less than 6.5.

Though moss can grow in a number of different environments, it is most likely to thrive in acidic soil.

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Here, it is important to note that while baking soda will help to combat moss, this is just a temporary fix and gardeners will need to use this hack two and three times a week to keep this plant at bay.

To begin, you should make sure to grab a pair of gloves to protect your hands.

Then simply mix three tablespoons of baking soda with one quart of water – however, you can make the mixture as potent as necessary depending on the density or amount of moss in your garden.

"For small patches of moss, it’s best to start off with three tablespoons baking soda to one quart of water,'' the experts claimed.

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Then, transfer the solution to a spray bottle before spritzing the mixture onto the ''infected'' area and leave for the plant to soak up.

After a day or two, check your garden and repeat the process with higher mixture potency if necessary and discard the dead moss appropriately.

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